Our Staff

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Andy Evenson

Pastor

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Pastor Andy started his ministry with Christ Lutheran in August, 2016. He is the proud husband of Alissa and father of Mathilde. The Evenson family members are all excited to be living out their faith with the great people at Christ Lutheran.
Pastor Andy loves to study and share God’s Word in Bible studies, informal conversation, and sermons, proclaiming the grace, mercy, and freedom that we all long to hear.
In his free time he enjoys running, fixing on his Volkswagens, spending time with his family, helping out on the family farm, and fishing.

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Catherine Langord Wall

Director of Worship & Music

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Catherine has been serving with God’s family at Christ Lutheran Church since August, 2004, and has had many years of experience directing worship and music in Lutheran churches. She has studied Lutheran theology and worship practices and worship arts, attending classes, conferences and clinics each year at ELCA colleges and Luther and United seminaries. She studied music at Winona State College and Inver Hills Community College, and has studied at MacPhail Center for the Arts in Minneapolis.

Catherine is married to David Wall, an ELCA pastor who is serving a call in Intentional Interim Ministry. They have daughters, Kate and Carolyn, son Sten, son-in-law Leo Campero, and a new, amazing granddaughter, Jannike. With new family in Venezuela, they’re busy learning Spanish!

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Kristin Tranby

Children, Youth & Family Director

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Kristin is delighted to join the staff at Christ Lutheran and partner with the children, youth and families to do some dynamic ministry together! After 10 years in the youth ministry business, it has become apparent that really great youth ministry happens when the whole congregation is passionate and engaged together - and Kristin is grateful for the opportunity to help that happen at CLC.

Kristin, Cory and their two boys Everett (5) and Kieran (2) live in Woodbury. Kristin stays busy by playing with her boys, volunteering at Bailey Elementary, and hanging out with youth. She loves sunshiny days, trying new foods, good hugs, and coffee.

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Diane Beres

Administrative Assistant

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Diane came to Christ Lutheran in 1998 when her family moved to Lake Elmo. Over the years she has taught Sunday School, was Sunday School Superintendent and taught 7th Grade Confirmation. She joined our staff in November 2013.
Diane and her husband Tim have three children, Katelyn, Jacob and Ellen, all of whom are college students. When Diane has some down time, you will find her in her craft room quilting and scrapbooking.

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Sara Beekie

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My name is Sara Beekie and it is a joy and a blessing to be a part of the staff here at Christ Lutheran
Church. A little about myself: I am married to Raj, and we have three children: Sarita, Rajee and Mohan.
We also have 2 Siberian Forest cats, Alpha and Mu. I have worked in various church positions:
receptionist, business administrator, director of adult ministry, and interim children’s ministry
coordinator. I am also a singer, small group facilitator and a blogger-in-the-making. As a Pastor’s Kid (PK)
it feels like home working in a church environment. I look forward to meeting many of you in the days
and weeks ahead. Please stop by the church office and introduce yourself. I’ll end with 2 confessions: I
am a Green Bay Packer Fan and I love sauerkraut and pork!

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Jenni Geiser

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